Join Dave Crenshaw for an in-depth discussion in this video Maintaining a long-term focus on your career, part of Enhancing Your Productivity.
So far we've primarily discussed ways in which you can maintain focus on an…hourly and daily basis in the workplace. However, long-term focus is equally important.…Imagine that I want to take a road trip from Berlin to Paris, but after a…few hours of traveling I change my mind and decide that I want to drive to Rome instead.…Then after driving a couple of more hours, I decide I'd rather travel to…Amsterdam, and then perhaps I change my mind and want to travel to Athens, but…later decided again on Paris.…
You can see from this example that I'm going to do a lot of traveling but never…really reach any destination. It's the same with your career.…The more focused you can be on a final destination, then the faster you…make progress toward that goal and receive the benefits of mastering a particular field.…The first step that I suggest to help you maintain long-term career focus is to…choose a destination. Write a short statement, perhaps one paragraph of where…you want your career to be 10 years from now.…
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- Discovering your most valuable activities
- Focusing by offloading tasks that weigh you down
- Enhancing productivity around the office
- Eliminating distractions
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 01/03/2012. What changed?
A: This course was retitled, streamlined, and refined throughout, resulting in a slightly shorter runtime. We also added new graphics and a new welcome movie.